Sunday, 16 May 2021

Birthday cards - Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments for #GDP291

Hello

Today's simple birthday cards were created for this week's Global Design Project theme challenge. May is a busy month for birthdays and I needed to add to my stash so the timing for me to play along with this challenge was perfect. 

I purchased the Painted Poppies stamp set recently and thought this was a great excuse to have a play - I decided to keep the cards simple. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which includes a good variety of sentiments in a lovely mix of fonts. I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand Ink and to colour the flowers I pulled out my watercolour pencils - Gorgeous Grape and White for the first card and Real Red and White for my prototype. The Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder provides a lovely bit of texture at the bottom of the panel. I added Sahara Sand Ink to this strip with one of the blending brushes to make it slightly darker and help the bricks stand out. I tied the linen thread round the panel before adding it to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment label was also added with dimensionals and you can see how I made the coloured border round the label in my free video tutorial below.
For both cards the base is Thick Basic White measuring 10.5cm x 29.7cm, scored at 14.8cm. The Gorgeous Grape and Real Red layers measure 10.2cm x 14.5cm and the Sahara Sand 9.9cm x 14.2cm.  The strip of Sahara Sand is 3cm x 14.2cm. 

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Thanks for stopping by, take care and remember keep it crafty!

LynnieC
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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Hand-Penned Petals by Stampin' Up!

Today I'm sharing a card made with the lovely new Hand-Penned bundle from the brand new May 2021 - April 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and features my favourite new In-Color Fresh Freesia. 
Directions
  1. Cut a Fresh Freesia base (one of the new In Colors and my favourite) @ 14.8cm x 21cm and scored @ 10.5cm. 
  2. Emboss 3 strips of the same colour card using the Ornate Florals 3D embossing folder cut @ 3.2cm x 14.5cm and glue to the front of the base. 
  3. White heat emboss the large floral image around the end of White Vellum cut @ 8.5cm x 12.5cm and glue over the embossed strips
  4. Stamp Happy in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of Basic White cut @ 6.5cm x 10.5cm and add over the Vellum with dimensionals
  5. Stamp the floral image in Memento on another piece of Basic White and in fill the flowers and leaves with Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent inks 
  6. Die cut with one of the Penned Flowers dies and add with dimensionals
  7. Stamp Birthday in Memento, trim and add with dimensional
  8. Add Matt Black Dots to the three larger flowers 
My card was inspired by Friday's Card & a Cuppa hosted by the lovely Emma at Coastal Crafter.  I look forward to these sessions so much. It has been such a blessing connecting with this group of wonderful women from around the world. I changed the measurements slightly and used a different stamp set with some of the new In Colors to make it my own and am so happy with the way it turned out.

The layout for Emma's card on Friday was based on the card below which is on page 62 the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. I won't share the card I made on Friday because it is an exact copy of the card Emma demonstrated.
But I will share the get well card I made after our Cuppa & a Card session on Friday - the base and strips are Bumblebee, the embossing folder used is Painted Texture, The butterflies are from the Floating & Fluttering bundle and are coloured with Daffodil Delight blends.  I used Bumblebee and Smoky Slate ink to colour the Hand-Penned Petals image.
I made a video of my first card to show you how easy it was to make. I would love to know what you think so please leave me a comment if you have time to spare. 
If you are interested in buying any of the supplies used, simply click on the photo's below or the links in the blog post itself to go to my Stampin' Up! online store. If you place an order between £25 and £150 please use my monthly Online Shopping Code which for May 2021 is QNUKPKKT so that I can send you a FREE gift with a handmade thank you card.  

If your wish list is long (like mine!!) why not join my team as there's a fantastic joining offer on this month. Just drop me a email to lynniecdesigns@gmail.com to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by, take care and remember keep it crafty!

LynnieC
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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Global Design Project Color Challenge #GDP289

Hello - welcome to my blog,

I'm playing along with this week's Global Design Project color challenge (#GDP289) using Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. Although I am a purple and pink pink, I've not often used Magenta Madness so this bright color combination is a little out of my comfort zone.
For my card I pulled out the Floral Essence stamp set which is sadly retiring next week. I have had this set for a few years now and absolutely love the floral images so wanted to feature these pretty flowers on a card for a friends birthday. 
Head over to the Design Project blog to see lots of inspiration from the Design Team using this bright and beautiful color combination.

I started with a piece of Basic White cut at 9.9cm x 14.2cm adding some Coastal Cabana Ink to the middle of the panel with one of the blending brushes. Next I stamped the flowers using Magenta Madness and Bumblebee on another piece of Basic White and fussy cut them. I used the Jar punch to make the Coastal Cabana jar, I then embossed the jar with one of the Little Details embossing folders - sadly also retiring soon - to add some lovely detail and texture.   
I added the jar with dimensionals and then the flowers, some I glued flat and added others with dimensionals. The foliage is from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper - also sadly retiring. The sentiment from Floral Essence I stamped on Basic White in Memento, trimmed to get the words I wanted, and added with dimensionals. Finally, I added some of the lovely Gilded Gems.

I layered the panel on to a piece of Magenta Madness measuring 10.2cm x 14.5cm before adding to a  card base of Thick Basic White measuring 10.8cm x 21 cm, scored at 10.5cm.

If you're interested in buying any of the products used simply click on the photo's below to go to my Stampin' Up! on-line store. Remember to use the current Host code KS6QVXPD if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me next month. As always thanks for stopping by.

LynnieC
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